Sep 012015
 September 1, 2015
You Must Book Your Discounted OMMBC Hotel Room Tonight By Midnight

I have been to a lot of events over the years on behalf of The Weed Blog. It’s one of the first things I offer up to people as an example of just how blessed I have been since I co-founded this blog in 2010. One thing that I always try to do if possible is to book a room at the place where the event is being held at. Sure, you can travel to and from the venue and stay off site. But there is nothing like staying where the event is taking place so that you can offload

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Aug 312015
 August 31, 2015
Earl Blumenauer To Speak At The Women Grow Portland Chapter September Event

I have been to a few Women Grow Portland Chapter events, and they have all been outstanding. My wife attended the last event with me, and she asks me almost everyday now when the next one will take place. The next Women Grow Portland Chapter event is taking place this Thursday (September 3 from 6-9 pm at Jacobsen Salt 602 SE Salmon St Portland, OR 97209), and there is a very special guest. One of my personal heroes Earl Blumenauer will be speaking at the Women Grow event. Earl Blumenauer is of course one of Oregon’s federal Representatives to Congress, and

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
Bridging The Marijuana Financial Gap

If you are in the marijuana industry, I hope you participate in the research project below. I have been talking to Justin via e-mail, and I can’t wait to see what his academic research finds out: By Justin P. Breidenbach, MAcc, CPA, CFE What makes a successful marijuana business? Depending on your position in the market, this question will bring up a multitude of answers. To me, as an academic and accountant, success for a business in the marijuana industry is one that can produce a reasonable and sustainable profit. If a business can continue efficient operations in the future

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
Would You Pay An Extra 5% Marijuana Tax If It Funded College Scholarships?

If you have ever gone to college, or at least looked into attending college, you learn very fast that it’s not cheap. If you come from a wealthy family and you don’t have to worry about the price tag, congratulations! But for the average American like you and me, you do have to worry about the price of college. I know a lot of very, very smart and talented people that would have dominated in college, but they never got the chance because they couldn’t afford it. I couldn’t afford college for the first six years after I graduated high

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
George Zimmer To Keynote At The Cannabis World Congress And Business Expo In Los Angeles

You may recognize the name George Zimmer from his commercials for his company, Men’s Wearhouse. He ends every commercial with, ‘You will love the way you look, I guarantee it.’ I have pointed out to a lot of people that are not necessarily cannabis supporters that George Zimmer is. I always first establish who he is, and that he’s very successful and recognizable. Everyone I talk to can agree that he has an impressive track record. Then I hit them with the ‘you know he supports cannabis reform too, right?’ The look on some people’s faces are priceless. I can

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
Hear Ashley Preece-Sackett Speak At The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference

I have had the pleasure of meeting Ashley Preece-Sackett at a couple of Women Grow events in Portland, Oregon. She is a very fun person, with a never-ending passion for cannabis. Her lab, Cascadia Labs, is considered to be one of the most reputable cannabis testing laboratories in Oregon. Marijuana testing is not only here to stay, it’s going to be mandatory going forward for any medical (has been for awhile) and recreational marijuana that is to be sold at outlets. So if you are a grower, or you are a dispensary owner, or for that matter if you just

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Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015
Heliospectra Adds New LED Grow Lights To Horticulture Lamp Portfolio

Heliospectra, known for it’s best-of-breed Light Recipe software, is positioned to accept pre-orders for the E60, a full spectrum, horticulture top-light designed for commercial growers. Built from the LX60 platform, the E60 offers the same superior engineering that Heliospectra has built its reputation upon, at a lower price point, minus the software options. The LightBar, a linear version of the E60, rounds out the company’s product portfolio by supplying growers with a “light bar” style luminaire and further adds to the company’s complete growing system approach. Staffan Hillberg, CEO of Heliospectra stated; “The E60 and the Heliospectra LightBar  boast high intensity

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Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015
Check Out Growers Supply At The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit

Growing marijuana is one of the most rewarding and fun things that a person can do. I grew marijuana for a long time prior to moving to some places that weren’t conducive to my garden needs. There just nothing quite like waking up in the morning and checking on the plants, and checking on them after getting home from work or errands. They truly become part of your everyday life, which is something that I think every marijuana grower will be quick to agree with. More and more people are growing marijuana everyday it seems like. I definitely know that’s

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Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015
Marijuana TV Commercial Airs In Eugene And Medford After Portland Rejects It

I think that it is well known that Portland, Oregon is one of, if not the, most liberal city in America. Virtually everything is tolerated there, and in many ways Portland is a leader in marijuana culture and in the marijuana industry. The late great Jack Herer owned a headshop (which is still there and ran by his family) in Portland for a reason. With that being said, marijuana discrimination still occurs in Portland. Case in point is the refusal by a Portland media outlet to air a TV commercial for the upcoming Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference. Per Marijuana Politics:

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Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015
Marijuana Concentrate Makers Need To Speak Up

Cannabis Dab Producers Need To Come Out Of The Shadows By Amanda Reiman Recently, a colleague of mine, working on medical marijuana for the state of Utah, asked me about BHO. It seems that lawmakers in Utah want to only allow chemical concentrate extraction via ethanol and CO2. Her question was simple, is there a reason we need to allow butane extracts? I honestly had no answer for her. When it comes to other aspects of marijuana regulation, the industry is not shy about expressing their needs. Cultivation, edible production and product distribution are part of public discourse and questions

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